“With the commissioning of all train sets, the latter of which is scheduled to be delivered this month, the number of daily YHT passengers, which is 22 thousand, is planned to be increased to approximately 2020 thousand in 30 and 2021 thousand in 40.”
The first of the 12 YHT sets, which continue production in Germany, reached Ankara on 04 December 2019,
TCDD Transport Inc. General Manager by the delegation led by Kamuran printer presidency on November 14, in Germany's first YHT set received in a ceremony at the Siemens plant in Düsseldorf, has made 02 entering Turkey from Kapitan Andreevo border crossing in December.
After passing through Marmaray, the tests will start with the completion of customs procedures of YHT set that reaches Ankara Marşandiz Station after Kocaeli, Eskişehir.
The line on which the YHT set, which is planned to be put into service in February 2020 after the test drives will operate, will become clear in the coming days with the approval of the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan.
Indigenous Industry also contributed
YHT set, which will provide comfortable travel to citizens, was produced with the latest technology. 90 per cent of the set made from recycled materials, produced by five Turkish companies operating in Turkey indigenous 8 was used.
Braille for the disabled
The train set, which is designed as a "disabled friend" considering the needs, includes two handicapped places and information letters prepared for the visually impaired passengers in Braille alphabet. The platforms also have a ramp and elevator for boarding trains.
The train set, which can reach a speed of 300 kilometers per hour, has 8 wagons. The train, which has a capacity of 483 passengers, will provide three business lounges with a total capacity of 12 passengers.
In addition to this lodge, the business division has a total 2 passenger capacity in the 1 plus 45 seating arrangement.
Hot and cold meals and beverages will be sold in the restaurant with a capacity of 32 passengers.
Daily number of passengers will reach 2020 thousand in 30
There are sockets and USB sockets in the sets, which also have uninterrupted internet access and entertainment system suitable for mobile phones and tablets.
With the commissioning of all train sets, the second of which is planned to be delivered this month, the number of daily YHT passengers, which is 22 thousand, is planned to be increased to approximately 2020 thousand in 30 and 2021 thousand in 40.